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TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINE INSTALLERS AND REPAIRERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks.
  • Pull cable through ducts by hand or with winches.
  • Travel to customers' premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
  • Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions.
  • Splice cables, using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment.
  • Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment.
  • Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it..
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Long-term on-the-job training (more than 12 months)
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $64,963.00 $31.24 $18.15 $20.94 - $42.73
Bridgeport/Stamford $59,429.00 $28.58 $16.85 $19.30 - $37.78
Danbury $81,425.00 $39.15 $30.28 $34.73 - $46.21
Hartford $60,657.00 $29.17 $17.25 $19.19 - $42.03
New Haven $80,338.00 $38.62 $29.27 $34.79 - $45.85
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 770 760 0% 76
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, and the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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